Mike Ashley and Sports Direct leak details of new Newcastle United 2021/22 away kit
When the new 2021/22 Newcastle United home kit was launched in the second week of July, Mike Ashley and Sports Direct undercut the official Castore NUFC club shop.
To buy online from the official NUFC Castore club shop, the new 2021/22 home shirt cost £70.50 to post to a UK address (£65 + £5.50 standard UK postage).
Buying online from Mike Ashley and Sports Direct, they were charging £69.98 (£64.99 + standard £4.99 UK postage) plus you got a free personalisation worth up to £32.50 (as you could have two digits that normally cost £5 each, plus up to 15 letters that cost £1.50 each). There was no offer online of free personalisation from the Castore NUFC shop, so it meant effectively Mike Ashley and Sports Direct were offering a deal that was up to £33.02 better than the official online club shop.
For Mike Ashley, he would no doubt say it’s just business.
After all, he closed down all the other official Newcastle United club shops (excluding St James Park one) so they wouldn’t be competing with his Sports Direct stores on Tyneside (Metrocentre, Monument Mall etc).
Now Mike Ashley and Sports Direct are at it again, with the new 2021/22 Newcastle United away kit.
Yet to be launched and no sign at all of it on the official Castore Newcastle United club online club store site, it is a different matter for Mike Ashley and Sports Direct.
They have leaked details of the new 2021/22 Newcastle United away kit and put it up for pre-launch sale on the official Sports Direct site.
No image but the description of the shirt, shorts and socks give you the colours and prices, plus they reveal the launch date to be tomorrow (Friday 29 July 2021):
‘Newcastle United Away Shirt 2021 2022 £64.99 Colour Black/Gold’
‘Newcastle United Away Shorts 2021 2022 £27.99 Colour Black’
‘Newcastle United Away Socks 2021 2022 £16.99 Colour Black’
Stock due date: 30 July 2021.
Pre-Order this item today and receive your order shortly after the date shown. Please note your entire order will be held until all items are available.
Castore Newcastle United Away Shirt 2021 2022
This NUFC Away Shirt for the 2021/22 season has been crafted with Castore’s Rapide technical fabric which offers industry-leading five-way stretch and fast drying moisture management to keep you fresh and comfortable, allowing you to reach peak performance on the pitch and cheer on The Magpies with zero distractions off it. The jersey has mesh panelling to boost breathability for a cooling feel, while the embroidered team crest allows you to show that your heart belongs at St James’ Park and the Castore branding completes the look.’
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